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Cinnamon-Pecan Monkey Bread with Frozen Dough

Cinnamon-Pecan Monkey BreadThis impressive yeast bread starts with a frozen roll dough. It can even be assembled the night before baking.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 of a (3-pound) package frozen roll dough, thawed
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with vegetable cooking spray. Sprinkle pecans in bottom of pan; set aside.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until blended; pour mixture over pecans. Set aside.
  3. Combine 1/3 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Cut each roll into half; dip tops of balls into melted butter and then into Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend mixture. Place in prepared pan. (At this point Monkey Bread may be covered and stored in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight or proceed as directed). Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 50 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) about 10 minutes prior to baking.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

Makes 18 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): Calories 180 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 6g (sat 2.0g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 290mg | Carbohydrates 24g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 9g | Protein 4g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.